Hair Inspiration From Fashion Weeks That We Are Applying IRLby | October 04, 2019
With Fashion Week just having concluded, we have copious amounts of inspiration bookmarked. Starting with outfits we love, the bags on our lust list, the trends to watch out for, the make-up looks that we can copy, and well, the hairstyles we can recreate.
Unlike make-up, hairdos are more complex, and recreating them without a posse isn't always easy. That said, we do want to play up our hair every now and then for an element of change, and products like Dyson just make it easier, playing our personal stylist.
If you are looking for runway inspiration to apply IRL, then we have rounded-up some of the best hairdos across the four fashion weeks. These are super-easy to recreate and with minimum products and efforts too.
New York Fashion Week
Mr Self Portrait
Braids ruled the S/S 2020 runway right from New York Fashion Week to Paris. At Mr Self Portrait, we saw all the models walk out in severe and slick braids. Styled by Jimmy Paul of Bumble and Bumble, the hairstyle is super easy to recreate at home. Simply pull your hair back into a low ponytail, leaving out a small section to wrap around the braid later. Continue to tie the braid, using the loose strand to wrap it around the base.
Alice & Olivia
Unwittingly so, a low and messy bun has become a go-to for most of us. It's low maintenance, super-easy to achieve, and is now runway-attested. We saw nonchalant messy buns at Rebecca Minkoff, the handiwork of hairstylist Justine Marjan. All you need is a volumising dry shampoo to play up the volume. As a finishing touch, the stylist removed a few strands of hair from the front to keep it effortless, securing the rest with hairpins at the back.
The wet hair look was ubiquitous across fashion week. At Prabal Gurung, we saw the wet hair look being recreated by Laurent Philippon using heavy amounts of Bumble and Bumble Suma Spray Wax and Sumogel around the roots to lift and scrunch your strands.
London Fashion Week
This season, Erdem Moralioglu took inspiration from Tina Modotti, known to wear her hair in a distinct centre parting. Hairstylist Antony Turner recreated the graphic hairline with a strong and precise centre parting, softening the look a tad with a bow. Emulate the braid using L'Oreal Mythic Oil that Antony used to control stray strands and for a slick look.
French girls are said to have a certain je ne sais quoi that comes across in their effortless style and dishevelled hair. And hairstylist Antony Turner recreated that French, straight-out-of-bed hair at JW Anderson. If you want to borrow the said quality from the French girls, then use a texturising spray to add some texture and volume, while keeping it easy.
Braids were running strong at London Fashion Week as well. Exhibit A: Bora Aksu. Styled by Tina Outen, the models walked down the runway sporting two rightly knotted braids. Taking a step back from the severe and graphic braids seen on the runway, Outen went the messy route with dishevelled strands and fuzzy hair giving it an easy to achieve lived-in and slept-in look.
Much like Victoria Beckham's well-tailored clothes, the hair at the show was pared-down yet modern. Hairstylist Guido Palau complemented the minimal collection with a pulled-back sleek chignon that was fastened using a setting spray. Talk about borrowing from the French girls.
Milan Fashion Week
At Max Mara, French braids got a Wednesday Addams update. Pulled back tight and into two braids, the look was complemented with a dark lip and a pop of aqua on the lids. We don't want to put any ideas in your head, but Halloween is just around the corner.
We approve of the hairdos that are stylish but at the same time, are easy to achieve. Fendi was chockfull with such hairdos ranging from messy space buns and half buns to dishevelled ponytails. Add to that some glitter on the eyes, and we have Euphoria inspiration right there.
Peter Pilotto's whimsical collection with vibrant colours and prints galore was complemented with windswept waves courtesy of hairstylist Jawara. We love the low-maintenance soft curls cascading gently to border the face.
We know JLO stole the show at Versace, but apart from her and the breathtaking collection, we were smitten by the hair at Versace. A wet look with hair pulled back, there were a few stray strands akin to baby hair that embellished the models' faces to make it seem like it was windswept.
Paris Fashion Week
Give your regular ponytail a super-sleek update with a deep side parting as seen at Loewe. Reviving the '20s, Guido Palau complemented the detail-oriented collection with this rather simple hairdo that is easy to recreate. All you need is a spray to keep your stray strands in place. With this, the neater, the better.
Chloé's Spring/Summer 2020 updos took inspiration from the '40s to create a soft, romantic look. Hairstylist Guido Palau translated the era with some girls wearing their hair curly, some with boyish updos, and some with a boyish twist with their hair worn down. The perfect accessory to the dreamy line-up.
Dior saw models sashay the runway in flowing gowns and hats, underneath which were two neatly-done Dutch braids inspired by Catherine Dior, also the inspiration for the collection. The braid adds a soft and romantic appeal to the collection, with a hint of youthfulness. Super easy to recreate, all you need is texturising spray to add texture, and a setting spray to hold your stands in place.